Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #4: How to Develop a Proposal Outline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. This workshop shows you how to outline a proposal. A great proposal outline doesn’t only make your proposal compliant, it also helps organize your writers and help them march in the same direction. The course will help you avoid: shifting and morphing outline, vague structures that cause writers to deliver unorganized information, creating more work on the back end, evaluator comments that the proposal was hard to follow or that they could not find needed information, and more. This seminar will address what is an annotated outline and cover the outlining process. It will…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #3: How to Qualify Opportunities for Your Pipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. This workshop focuses on the analysis successful companies perform to make sure the opportunities you find for your pipeline are a fit. You will learn what Pwin and Pgo mean for your opportunities. You will find out how to verify whether the opportunity is real, and how to determine if you have a decent chance to win. You will go through a decision-making process that helps you determine whether you should spend your scarce resources on a pursuit, or if you should save time and money for another opportunity you are more likely to…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #2: Finding Opportunities to Fill the Pipeline

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. A pipeline is the engine of business development for a Government contracting firm. Without a pipeline, a company grows by accident, counting on pop-up opportunities, phone calls from potential partners, and other chance encounters. It is a “candle in the wind” type of business hoping for a sudden lucky strike and a large enough contract to begin to breathe. It also means many misfires and misfortunes in the process of bidding, because lack of pipeline means lack of a systematic approach to opportunity qualification, capture, and winning proposal development. Finding opportunities for your pipeline,…

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Free Government Procurement Series Webinar #1: Finding Federal Contract Opportunities

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to the market and successful businesses are pivoting their offerings to grow their business. If your business is interested in entering into the federal government contracting market, we invite you to participate in MWBC’s free 2020 Federal Government Contracting Series brought to you by OST Global Solutions and Fedmine.us. During this webinar we’ll examine ways that you can find out about federal government contract opportunities. We’ll provide a high-level overview of: beta.SAM.gov – The official centralized U.S. government website for contract opportunities. GSA Schedules – The resource to find long-term governmentwide contracts with commercial companies that provide access to millions of commercial products and services at fair and reasonable prices to the government. Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization – The dedicated office within many federal agencies to help small businesses search and compete for contract opportunities within the agency. We’ll then explore how to use Fedmine.us, a…

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Webinar: Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Threats

  In the wake of COVID-19, many small businesses are shifting to remote customer service or telework practices. Small business owners must be aware of the increased risks of cyber threats and develop strategies to mitigate those risks. Join the Maryland Women’s Business Center and the Bowie Business Innovation Center (BIC) for a free informative presentation from Canfield Cyberdefense Group, a woman-owned small business and affiliate member of BIC. Topics addressed include: Cyber attacks on small businesses utilizing Email and Social Media. This effects everyone from the CEO to the janitor.  How their behaviors allow attackers to gain access and destroy businesses. Information ranges from stealing credit cards to personal information (names, phone numbers, postal addresses, e-mail address, etc). Costs that severely impact small businesses. The legal cost and all hidden costs that hackers cause can be costly even resulting in destroying small businesses. Prevention and a cost effective solution. How to protect you and your business.…

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Webinar: Expanding Global Opportunities For Women-Owned Businesses During COVID-19

  Please join the Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia Women’s Business Centers along with the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) for a brief session about growing your international sales by entering new markets with confidence and increasing sales in existing ones. Learn how to: Offer CREDIT TERMS to your foreign buyers. Access FUNDS with EXIM’s Working Capital Loan Guarantee. PROTECT against nonpayment by your foreign buyers. About our Speaker: Michael K. Jackson currently serves as a Business Development Specialist in the Minority and Women-Owned Business (MWOB) Outreach Group at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM), America’s official export credit agency. In this capacity, he delivers presentations both virtually and in person nationwide to educate minority-owned, women-owned and veteran-owned businesses about expanding globally. Note Our Policies: Women and men are invited to attend our training workshops. Pre-registration through the MWBC and EXIM systems are required. You will receive a…

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Webinar: 7 Critical Steps to Take & Discuss with Your Commercial Landlord During the COVID-19 Crisis

  Join the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Women’s Business Centers and Women’s Business Center of Northern Virginia, Community Business Partnership on May 5 for a special webinar: From a Commercial Tenant’s Perspective: 7 Critical Steps to Take and Discuss with Your Landlord During the COVID-19 Crisis. If you have mounting concerns about your commercial lease, you are not alone. With the onset and continuation of the COVID-19 crisis, tenants throughout the region are confronting a host of issues, including how to make rent and potentially renegotiate fair, viable, and sustainable leases. To learn the 7 critical steps you must take and discuss with your landlord, register today for a brief virtual lunchtime webinar with Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) expert Bob Canter on Tuesday, May 5th from 12 noon until 1:30pm. About our speaker: Bob Canter is the President and Founder of Performance Realty Solutions, a commercial real estate consulting firm. He is also Managing…

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Gratis: Recursos COVID-19 para propietarios únicos, contratistas independientes y autónomos

  Soy propietario único / trabajador por obra/ contratista independiente. ¿Qué préstamo / o subsidio tengo disponible? ¿Dónde encuentro información sobre estos préstamos / subsidios? ¿Existe un límite de cuánto dinero puedo solicitar para un préstamo / subsidio? ¿Puedo solicitar múltiples subsidios a nivel federal, estatal y del condado al mismo tiempo? ¿Cuál es el plazo previsto para recibir los fondos del préstamo una vez que se solicité? ¿Debería applicar al PPP o la compensación por desempleo? Soy propietario único / S-corp / C-corp, ¿soy elegible para el seguro de desempleo (UI)? Como propietario único / trabajador por obra/ contratista independiente, puede que se haga estas preguntas, ¡le estamos brindando respuestas directamente de la fuente! Únase a nosotros para una sesión informativa que le dará claridad sobre qué recursos y programas de préstamos / subsidios puede calificar para ayudarlo a mantenerse a flote durante estos tiempos difíciles Las presentadoras incluyen…

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Free Webinar: Understanding SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  Attention small business owners: Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application. Determine if your business is eligible to apply for the loan and if so, receive guidance on how to apply for it. The SBA is ready to provide financial assistance and the Maryland Women’s Business Center is here to guide you through the process. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Join the meeting via Zoom: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/562763091; Meeting ID: 562 763 091 If this is your first time using Zoom, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Zoom app. Or you can join the meeting by dialing in: 301-715-8592, Meeting ID: 562 763 091.

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Free Webinar: Understanding SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan

  Attention small business owners: Join us for an informational webinar to learn more about about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) application. Determine if your business is eligible to apply for the loan and if so, receive guidance on how to apply for it. The SBA is ready to provide financial assistance and the Maryland Women’s Business Center is here to guide you through the process. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Join the meeting via Skype (https://meet.lync.com/sba123/dhincap1/515VCS1V). If this is your first time using Skype for Business, we recommend that you log on a few minutes early as you may need to install the Skype app. Or, join the meeting by dialing in: (202)765-1264, Conference/Meeting ID: 147999302#

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